Barnet Councillor Robert Rams in ambulance ride-along

This Is Local London: Cllr Rams during his ride-along Cllr Rams during his ride-along

A councillor swapped one kind of surgery for another when he spent a day in the life of a paramedic.

Robert Rams, Barnet Borough Council’s cabinet member for customer access and partnerships, volunteered with the London Ambulance Responder Service on Thursday.

The team, manned by off-duty doctors and police officers, received more than £28,000 from the authority’s Big Society Innovation Bank in 2012.

Cllr Rams said: “In two years, the service has gone from strength to strength.

“In that time the service has shown just how vital it is and I am extremely proud that the council played a direct role in helping to fund the car and train the staff who respond to emergencies across the borough.”

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6:18pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog says...

Good to see this paper providing pre election PR for worried Tory cllrs. Might have asked some questions: why did it take so long for the scheme to get going after the grant was given? How often does it operate? How many incidents has it attended, and in which areas? What happened to the money given to other schemes from this 'Big Society' fund?
Good to see this paper providing pre election PR for worried Tory cllrs. Might have asked some questions: why did it take so long for the scheme to get going after the grant was given? How often does it operate? How many incidents has it attended, and in which areas? What happened to the money given to other schemes from this 'Big Society' fund? Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog

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